Recently, I read about the life of Jacob and walked away with a greater understanding of the workings of God. One of the most intriguing and insightful passages of Scripture is discovered in Genesis chapter 32. Jacob meets a man in Genesis 32:24 who "...wrestled with him until daybreak."
We know from the Word of God and teachings that this man was an angel of God. In the encounter, Jacob refused to let the man go without receiving a blessing from him. "I will not let thee go, except thou bless me!" exclaims Jacob (see Genesis 32:26). The angel agrees to his request and issues a blessing to Jacob.
What comes to mind when you hear the word "blessing"? For many, material items such as a house, a new vehicle, new job, or money may be the first thoughts that appear in one's mind. For some, the imagery of a priest pronouncing over them a few "holy" words in Greek or Latin may come to mind. But for Jacob, the blessing he received was something greater. It is the same blessing that Father God desires to give us... (more)
During a recent time of fellowship with my husband, he shared a verse the Lord had quickened to him and my faith sprung up to new heights as Holy Spirit opened it to me in a new way. The Scripture was: "(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were." (Rom. 4:17 KJV)
God calleth those things which be not as though they were. I previously heard this as He declares it, and it will be done in His timing. This time, I heard it in light of Ephesians 2:10, "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." (Eph... (more)
On January 1, 2019, the Lord gave me a beautiful prophetic dream for the Church which I feel led to share now. I feel that the significance of sharing this important dream, at this time, is to release an encouragement to those who feel they have unfulfilled prophetic destinies they've been believing for this year and beyond.
The word God has for you is this: The Lord is on course to accelerate His purpose that has been delayed in your life.
In this dream, I was presented with the most beautiful pair of shoes while other Believers around me waited to receive their own pair... (more)
Knowledge Versus Wisdom
One of the most challenging things I needed to do in my role as a chief technologist was to stay current with the ever-changing state of technology. Recently I watched a video of a Microsoft conference speaker using a hologram of herself to give a speech. She spoke in English, but the hologram spoke in Japanese. I was amazed.
The Prophet Daniel said that at the end of the age, knowledge would increase. This is clearly happening. However, I have to wonder if wisdom is growing as well. At times I don't feel it is.
I think of knowledge as the collection of facts that answer the questions "What?", "Where?" and "How?" Wisdom, on the other hand, answers the question "Why?" I like the following statement that contrasts the two... (more)
Will Maule : (Sep 19, 2019) Christian Headlines
"He had shaving cream on his hands, his coat, his face, his eyes. So I walked up and said 'Excuse me, sir,' and ... he said 'I'll leave, I'll leave,' and I said 'No, do you need some help?'" -Officer Thomas to WXYZ
[ChristianHeadlines.com] A Detroit police officer has been praised for his kindness after helping a homeless man shave his beard...(more)
John Wesley Reid : (Sep 19, 2019) CBN News
"None of this changes who Jesus is. Not everything in the life of a Christian is easy, but Jesus is with us the whole time. My perspective on eternity is miniscule and I cannot base my knowledge of God on this sliver of temporal knowledge I have on a God outside of time." -Dugan Sherbondy
[CBN News] The father of 7-year-old Eva Sherbondy, who suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling from a golf cart, tells CBN News, "God is drawing people towards Him through Eva's story. If God didn't have a plan, He would have taken her home...(more)
Caleb Parke : (Sep 19, 2019) Fox News
"The EMT stated that if it wasn't for his quick action, this young man might not have survived." -Cheryl Shields, director of marketing-Eastlake Terraces Chick-fil-A
[Reprinted with permission from FoxNews.com] A Chick-fil-A employee working the drive-thru in Chula Vista, California, is being celebrated for springing into action and saving a man's life, an act he credits to his faith in God...(more)
Julie Stahl : (Sep 19, 2019) CBN News
"The citizens of Israel have spoken. They came out to vote. Now the responsibility for forming a government that serves the people with the dedication it deserves, falls on our elected officials, and especially the heads of the two major parties." -Israeli President Reuven Rivlin
(Jerusalem, Israel) — [CBN News] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled his planned trip to the United Nations General Assembly meeting next week following Israeli elections...(more)